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Iowa's Branstad accepts post as Trump's ambassador to China

Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has accepted Donald Trump's offer to be named Ambassador to China, NBC News has learned from a source close to the governor.<p>Branstad, the longest-serving governor in U.S. history, met with Trump on Monday to discuss the post. He is a longtime friend of Chinese …


The problem with picking winners and losers

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>The dangerous game of a president picking winners and losers</b><p>In the span of about five hours Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump sent two very different …


First Read's Morning Clips: "Person of the Year"

<b>TRUMP TRANSITION WATCH: "Person of the Year"</b><p>No big surprise here. Donald Trump is TIME's Person of the Year.<p>"President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday officially announced plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as Defense Secretary, touting him as a man who "plays no games,'" writes NBC's …

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Fake News’ Role in the Democratization of the Media

Tonight Chuck is obsessed with the democratization of the media through the debunking of fake news stories. ... more Duration: …

Trump Gives Mixed Messages: Is This the End of the Culture Wars?

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, and the National Review’s David French join us to discuss Trump sending conflicting messages on social issues …

World News

Donald Trump has a tough act to follow after Obama's eight years

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump's Tough Act to Follow</b><p>The good news for Donald Trump and the Republican Party come January 20: They will control both the White House and Congress. …


DNC Chairmanship Battle: Jaime Harrison’s Fight for Leadership

South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman and DNC Chair Candidate, Jaime Harrison, joins us to discuss his candidacy and what the House Democrats need …


What Happens When Fake News Becomes Real Fear?

Many questions remain about what happens when conspiracy theories lead to real danger after a man was arrested for discharging a firearm inside a DC …

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Trump Taking on Foreign Leaders: What is...

Former Ambassador, Christopher Hill, joins MTP Daily to discuss President-elect Trump’s relationship with foreign leaders and what this means for his …

World News

Then vs. Now: A statistical look at Obama's presidency

Is the country better off than it was when President Barack Obama first took office nearly eight years ago?<p>Statistically, the answer is yes, and it's the situation Donald Trump will inherit when he takes the oath of office next month. Still, there are some shortcomings in Obama's record over the …

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Why Trump's call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte matters

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump's phone call with Philippines leader deserves a lot more attention</b><p>President-elect Donald Trump's telephone created plenty of news over the weekend …


First Read's Morning Clips: Ben Carson to HUD

<b>TRUMP TRANSITION WATCH: Carson to HUD is official</b><p>Trump has formally tapped Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, reports.<p>More, from the Washington Post: "If confirmed by the Senate, Carson will be enlisted to serve as Trump's unofficial …

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NBC NEWS - MEET THE PRESS<p>"12.04.16"<p>(BEGIN TAPE)<p>CHUCK TODD:<p>This Sunday, after a post-truth election, do the President-elect's words matter? Donald Trump's first campaign manager says maybe not.<p>COREY LEWANDOWSKI:<p>This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything Donald Trump said so …


Democrats' popular vote edge is growing. Will it make a difference?

In the seven presidential elections since 1992, the Republican candidate has won the popular vote just once but has prevailed in the Electoral College three times — and the trends show that the Democrats' edge in the popular vote may be growing.<p>When the final tally is in from the 2016 election, …


Pence, Conway and Benenson Look Ahead to Trump Transition

MTP Remembers Grant Tinker, Former NBC Chief

After Call, World Leaders See Trump as 'Inexperienced'

Trend in the Making? Split Between Popular, Electoral Victory Grows


Mike Pence: Trump's Taiwan call was just "courtesy"

Vice-President elect Mike Pence dismissed Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan as a "courtesy," telling NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" that nothing more should be read into a conversation that broke with decades of United States policy.<p>Pence would not say whether the …

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Former Trump, Clinton Campaign Agree: Blame the Media

On Carrier Deal, Pence Denies Crony Capitalism

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Pence: Petraeus 'Paid a Price' for Mishandling Classified Information


Pence: Don't Read Anything Into Trump-Taiwan Phone Call


Full Pence Interview: Taiwan Call Controversy a 'Tempest in a Teapot'


Do Trump's Words Matter? Depends Who You Ask

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Chuck’s “Add Water" Approach to Deciding National Football Champ

Chuck’s obsession tonight are the college football playoffs. Here’s why. ... more Duration: {{video.duration.momentjs}}

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Trump’s Cabinet of Generals: David Ignatius Explains The Logic

David Ignatius delves into Trump’s cabinet picks & calls Ret. Gen. Mattis “probing, reflective, always willing to criticize." ... more Duration: …

Should the Media Take Trump Seriously, Literally, or Both?

On keeping Trump accountable in a post-truth presidency: “It’s going to be a constant challenge for us in the news media,” says the Post’s Ruth …

The election ended, but the campaign rages on

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>One month later, hard feelings hang over 2016 race</b><p>Nearly a month has now passed since Election Day, and it's clear we're living in the most divided …